New Year Celebrated at Atlanta
Skydiving Center with Midnight Skydive
group of die-hard jumpers celebrated the New Year at Atlanta
Skydiving Center when they exited the Super Twin
Otter at midnight on New Year’s Eve. A big thanks
to Fast Eddie Grantland for organizing the first jump over
ASC in 2005. All of the night jumpers landed
standing up near the target in the main landing area.
Congratulations to Benny and Ryan who made their first
night jumps. Brie and fiancé’Travis made night
jumps as well. This was Brie’s second night jump and
her last requirement for the United States Parachute
Association D License. Way to go Brie!
One of our friends from Michigan, Chuck Pope, stopped in
at Atlanta Skydiving Center last week on
his way to Florida for the winter. Chuck plans on visiting
ASC throughout the winter when not busy in Florida. Chuck
has some rigging work done to his Racer at Chuting
Star Rigging Loft while in town. A new Mirage
container is in store for Chuck in 2005!
Two student skydivers graduated the Accelerated Free Fall
Program last week at ASC. Congratulations
to Christopher Ford and Tom Henderson! The drop zone even
received a case of beer for the community fridge after the
graduation jump. Woohoo! We look forward to seeing you two
out here jumping with the rest of us crazy skydivers on
a regular basis.
skydiver, Nick Carter, completed his USPA A
License proficiency card over the weekend after making a
couple of coaching jumps with Mike Gruwell as well as a
3-way Relative Work jump with Mike and Anthony Stone. Nice
Freeflier Bryan McGuigan has completed the Relative Workshop
tandem instructor course conducted by tandem examiner Stewart
Cavanaugh. Bryan took up his first real “first-jump”
students this week. Swooper and Freefly Organizer Tyler
Lawson isn't far behind and he is completing his course
jumps this week. You’ll be seeing a lot more tandem
jumps by Bryan and Tyler this year. Welcome to the ASC
Lastly, we have one events
calendar correction as the 2-way Relative Work
competition is now set for Sunday, January 16. The competition
briefing begins at 8 a.m. The first load is scheduled for
9:30 a.m. This competition is geared toward A and B License
holders, but guest teams (with more experience) are welcome.
Details on the event can be found on the ASC
Brian and Allison of ASC 4-way team Inviscid
will be organizing and judging the competition.
Happy New Year! See you all out for $15
Lift Ticket Wednesday!
Atlanta Skydiving Center
Alabama Skydiving Center
Thursday, August 25, 2005